Pakistani bulk carrier sunk Thai fishing vessel, 4 missing

Thailand fishing vessel Chok Chu Chai was struck by cargo ship in waters southeast of Laem Chabang early in the morning Jan 6, boat submerged with bow above the water. Of 8 crew on board, 4 were rescued, 4 went missing, SAR with deployment of rescue boats and helicopter was launched. Pakistani bulk carrier HYDERABAD is the main and probably, the only suspect. Vessel loaded with coal arrived from Indonesia, to be offloaded at Ko Sichang anchorage, Si Racha. On photos Chok Chu Chai wreck and visible marks on HYDERABAD portside bow.
Bulk carrier HYDERABAD, IMO 9278789, dwt 52951, built 2004, flag Pakistan, manager PAKISTAN NATIONAL SHIPPING CORP. (PNSC).



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